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THE RELOCATION of the Riverland Special School has been ongoing since 2004 when the governments wanted to redevelop the existing site when there was around 40 plus students.
IN REFERENCE to the police report headed 'Teen bashed at fundraiser' in a recent edition of The Murray Pioneer (30/3/10), I would like to express my disappointment in your reporting of the incident.
People love their gardens, particularly people who lavish hours of care and attention on their pride and joy each week.
With increased water availability, it makes sense for the State Government to ease watering restrictions for domestic gardeners.
Therefore, it also makes sense - as Member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone has pointed out – that irrigators should expect similar treatment.
Indeed, irrigators already 'own' their water and rely on it for their very livelihood, rather than any aesthetics.
When the latest allocation announcement is made this Thursday, new River Murray Minister Paul Caica must either lift irrigator allocations above 62 per cent or give a guarantee of an opening allocation for the 2010/11 water year, as promised by his predecessor.
Mr Caica says the promise was made by Mrs Maywald in her capacity as Nationals candidate for Chaffey, not as Minister for the River Murray and Water Security.
However, Mr Caica’s argument is flawed, as Mrs Maywald would have been unable to make the promise without holding a ministerial role.